Dictate of Heliod

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vintage Legal

Dictate of Heliod

Enchantment

Flash 

Creatures you control get +2/+2.

Gidgetimer on I forgor how Garruk's Uprising …

5 months ago

Anthems (Glorious Anthem et al.) have static abilities that modify P/T of creatures. These abilities always apply as long as the permanent with the ability is on the battlefield. There is never a time when the creature that entered was not a 4/4 and you will draw off of Garruk's Uprising. Similarly if you have a base 1/1 enter with Dictate of Heliod out it will not trigger Mentor of the Meek because a 3/3 entered, not a 1/1.

golgarigirl on Praise the Shrine [Go-Shintai, Go!] [WIP]

7 months ago

For our main win, I would make sure we max out our draw and mana fixing, see if there's anything we can add in the budget that protects our enchants on board and/or adds recursion redundancy, and enables us to use their effects more. Ramp and fixing like Abundant Growth, Urban Utopia, Mana Bloom, and Fertile Ground may look unimpressive, but they are very helpful. Sanctum Weaver is an obvious call-out for this spot. Card draw/tutoring will be helpful to find the correct mana and the right shrines. We're missing a few relatively budget enchantresses Yavimaya Enchantress and Enchantress's Presence. Moon-Blessed Cleric is a cheap tutor to smooth things out as well. Protective pieces can be pricey (Privileged Position and Greater Auramancy, I'm looking at you) but there are a few good budget options we missed like Destiny Spinner, Resurgent Belief and Alchemist's Refuge. Finally, there are a few creative ways we can duplicate some of our triggers that we missed. Paradox Haze and Sphinx of the Second Sun will duplicate the effects of many of our 'old' shrines that trigger at the beginning of our upkeep. If we can get rid of legendary with Mirror Box (or a few more pricey options like Sakashima of a Thousand Faces, we can duplicate our shrines with Estrid's Invocation, Mirrormade, and Clever Impersonator.

Secondary win, I would find things that make our creatures more effective. Cards like Bastion of Remembrance and The Meathook Massacre (though this may stay simply because it's a board clear as well) are going to be less impressive without sacrifice outlets. You could add a few...but those don't synergize well with your deck I feel. I would go with enters triggers instead like Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge if you happen to have one. A pump or two may be nice as well...my vote goes to Dictate of Heliod since it can be a surprise...and buffs both your enchantment and non-enchantment creatures.

For cuts, then, I would look to higher-mana things and/or things that don't fit into these categories such as Pharika, God of Affliction, Bastion of Remembrance, Felidar Retreat, Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea, Muldrotha, the Gravetide

multimedia on Atla’s Eggs

11 months ago

Hey, nice version, but the manabase hasn't been as upgraded as much as the rest of the deck, you forgot Command Tower.

Because you have Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger do you really need lots of other big creatures? Most creature board wipes are good with Eggs because even if Atla will die to the wipe she will trigger for each Egg that also dies. All your opponents creatures die and you're left with a battlefield of creatures from Eggs. Avacyn and Ulamog have indestructible making them survive board wipes that destroy or do damage.

Vanquish the Horde and Blasphemous Act are powerful creature board wipes in multiplayer Commander because they care about the number of all creatures from all players on the battlefield. Wrath of God and Day of Judgment are the traditional four mana ones and Austere Command is very versatile. Fanatical Devotion is a nice budget sac outlet for Eggs since it can protect Atla from most board wipes.


Consider more ramps sources especially two drop or less ramp that's not creatures can help with Atla?

The manabase here has a few good lands (Mesa, Orchard, Glade, Shrine, Panorama), but most are subpar for much lower budget decks. Temple of the False God is a not a good land; my advice is cut it from all your decks even decks with green which have land ramp. Needing five lands just for Temple to be able to make mana isn't worth it. The Life lands such as Blossoming Sands, etc. are lackluster since 1 life gain is not worth the land always ETB tapped. If you're on a budget for lands then consider these for upgrades?


Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

Guerric on Triumph of the Spirit: A Ranar Tempo Approach

1 year ago
Samurai of the Pale Curtain and Altar of Dementia OUT Drogskol Captain and Sephara, Sky's Blade IN

I decided to pitch the combo for now and just go for some powerhouse creatures for this deck. As a Mel the one thing I don't like about the combo is that Altar is a dead card without Samurai or Rest in Peace . Plus there is a lot of value without this combo, and my opponents will appreciate less of it.

Took the deck for its first couple of runs tonight, unfortunately only 1v1 since only one member of my playgroup was available. I was up against Lathril, Blade of the Elves , and he had a lot of life, tons of tokens, and had knocked me down pretty low during the first game until I played Doomskar and saved and blinked all of my non-token creatures with Eerie Interlude . Prior to this I had done some damage and recovered some life with Sephara, Sky's Blade , and while he was successfully able to remove her, I was able to wipe him out pretty quick with my army. In the second game I resolved Coastal Piracy early and was able to draw cards like nobody's business. As a result, the game wasn't particularly close, and I was able to flash out Dictate of Heliod on his end step, and then lock down his many tokens with Lavinia of the Tenth to finish him off with my pumped army.

I really do like the relaxed, controlling pace of this deck. I had plenty of answers to various threats and didn't need to be stingy with them, which was nice. I'm definitely a fan, and don't feel like I need the splashy combos for now, though I will probably add Coat of Arms soon as a wincon and target for Whir of Invention .

ClockworkSwordfish on Pattern Recognition #198 - Anthems

1 year ago

How dare you call Dictate of Heliod the biggest combat trick while Vitalizing Wind yet draws breath!

forneyt on Wanna attack me? Ha! Not this turn.

1 year ago

I'm glad I could help! I have some other suggestions if it's no longer budget (I won't include Mana Crypt an stuff though haha) and you want to improve it some more: I see that you also have Ohran Frostfang , which is a great deterrent for your opponents deciding to block. Another good source of Deathtouch could be Bow of Nylea , which also does some other cool abilities on top of giving deathtouch. Some other good drawing enchantments include Garruk's Uprising , Elemental Bond , and Colossal Majesty . Since you run anthems, these guys can trigger on your weenies too. If you want something more consistent, Beast Whisperer and Mentor of the Meek are also good draw power. A fun card that puts creatures onto your opponent's side of the board is Hungry Lynx , especially because it gives your commander protection from the creatures it makes! Legion Loyalist seems perfect in this deck since he gives all your creatures first strike, trample, and evasion from tokens, and all of those things make it easier to get the goad trigger. Dragonmaster Outcast and Emeria Angel can make even more flying tokens to get that sweet goading trigger. Feldon of the Third Path seems good for when things are inevitably in the graveyard and you want to use them. Blade of Selves lets you use a creature you already have even more! Some other ramp that you haven't included is Selesnya Signet , Sol Ring , Rampant Growth , and Sword of the Animist . Anthems that you might consider are War Horn , Spear of Heliod , and Glory of Warfare .

The cards I would cut include: The small creatures with only a landwalk ability, like Dwarven Grunt and Treetop Scout ( Dryad Sophisticate is good, though). They are limited in their ability to get in for damage, and don't do much else beyond that, which makes them your more weak cards. I agree with your decision to try to cut the Hunted Troll , but the Hunted Dragon seems good since you can swing immediately and goad the tokens it makes. Although the Soltari creatures with shadow are good, I think you may have too many of them--they are intensive, and only Soltari Champion and Soltari Visionary really do anything when you use them. The Healer's Hawk and Segovian Angel are basically really bad Serra Ascendant s. If you want the 1-drop, maybe consider Figure of Destiny (gets bigger) or even Rhys the Redeemed (makes tokens). Citadel Siege and Dictate of Heliod are too slow and/or costly to make an impact, in my opinion. You know your meta better though.

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